Wendy Carlos was a noted pioneer in the use of the Moog. She's also recognized as one of the earliest artists to use electronic instrumentation to interpret classical music.
Wendy Carlos was born Walter Carlos on November 14th, 1939, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He began his musical education with piano lessons at six. He later enrolled at Brown University. As a post-grad at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, he pursued a Master of Arts degree studying with Vladimir Ussachevsky and Otto Luening. After obtaining his degrees, he moved to Manhattan and worked first as a recording engineer. After meeting Robert Moog, he worked with the synthesizer man and added touch sensitivity to the inventor's keyboard... Read More